Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, presides the 4th plenary meeting of the 8th WPK Central Committee held on December 27-31, 2021
Nice Leader Practices Nice Politics
Now a young and attractive leader is in the spotlight in the international arena. He is Kim Jong Un, President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The greatest impression foreigners visiting Korea receive is that its people praise their leader.
To be exact, it is the blood-sealed ties between the leader and the people, which is unusual in other countries.
Kim Jong Un loves his people very much.
Unlike other Western leaders, who are trying to show off their big offices, long motorcades and luxurious outfits, Kim Jong Un burns the midnight oil for his people in his modest office room and visits people rain or snow.
In August last year he personally drove his car to flood-stricken Taechong-ri, Unpha County, North Hwanghae Province, to get acquainted with the actual situation there.
When his car was stuck in mud, the local people came to push the car.
Seeing his car covered with mud, they shed tears of gratitude, and they were more moved when he apologized for causing trouble for them even though he had covered a long way to help them.
Such scene cannot be seen in other countries.
Thanks to the deep attention and energetic leadership of Kim Jong Un, who shares weal and woe with his people, the people in North and South Hwanghae, Kangwon and North and South Hamgyong provinces, who had been stricken by flooding and typhoon, were able to move into the new houses in a matter of few months.
Love is beautiful and noble because it is accompanied by sacrifice and devotion.
Kim Jong Un possesses such ennobling love at the highest level.
He often says: Officials should make tireless efforts for the good of the people; everything for the people, and everything by relying on them.
Whatever he says is so good as his love for the people is inborn.
A country takes after its leader.
As Kim Jong Un is such a nice person, his country is turning into a nice place for the people.
Many people even in the advanced countries are wandering about the swamp of despair and decadence because they are pessimistic about their life haunted by poverty and unemployment.
But as many people, who have visited the DPRK, say, there is no shade of decadence and pessimism in the country, its people devote themselves for the good of others, overcome difficulties and trials with one mind and will while helping one another and Kim Jong Un has brought up such people.
To see such reality in this country is a trouble for the forces hostile to it. That is why they are trying to cover the reality, paint it as black as possible, produce and propagandize one distortion and deception about it after another.
Some years ago a woman journalist of a country went to a US Pacific air base, and gave a lecture to the GIs about her stay in the DPRK.
One of the audience said: The Western media appraise other countries with their own value and measure them with their yardstick of “democracy,” “human rights” and “morality”; they are demonizing north Korea by means of optional news; we have never seen in the Western media such materials you have shown us.
As the GIs, after hearing her experience and seeing her photos and videos, confessed that they had been brainwashed about the reality of the DPRK, what would be their feeling if they visited the country themselves?
Kim Jong Un’s strength of justice is the strongest in the world.
Now the world is seeing in the young leader of the DPRK the strength of justice which is the strongest in the world and getting ever stronger even in the face of challenges and storms of history.
He values the sovereignty and dignity of his nation most, and does his best to add lustre to them.
Today when the strength of the DPRK is getting stronger and its strategic position has changed, the world is seeing a landscape of a new world order where the strength of justice is leading this planet and destroying all evils. Kim Jong Un is standing in the centre of the landscape.
Worldwide praise about the nice politics by the nice leader respected by the world people, to say nothing of those of his country and even by the people in the enemy states, is growing higher.
Opening a New Era of Development of External Relations
Kim Jong Un, President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, elected head of state ten years ago, has made an outstanding contribution to defending international justice and achieving global peace by conducting energetic external activities.
-Strategic Diplomacy Towards Major Powers
On the basis of a correct analysis and judgment of the balance of forces and developments in the world political arena, Kim Jong Un conducted external activities with the major powers in the region, thus strengthening cooperation with these countries and contributing to ensuring security and safeguarding peace on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
First, he attached great importance to the special traditional relationship between his country and China and strengthened the relationship of friendship and cooperation between the two countries through diplomacy between heads of state.
He met President Xi Jinping of China several times, in Pyongyang, Beijing and Dalian, and has in-depth discussions with him on the problems related with strengthening strategic understanding between the two countries and keeping step with each other in the international arena.
He also conducted energetic external activities with Russia, consolidating the traditional relations between his country and the Russian Federation.
He met President Putin in Vladivostok and discussed the problems of common concern in the international political arena and cooperation between the two countries for the development in the region.
With the relationship between the DPRK and People’s Republic of China and between the DPRK and the Russian Federation becoming closer, the strategic balance between the forces surrounding the Korean peninsula was achieved, and an international situation favourable for defending the stability and peace of the world created.
The news that he met President Xi Jinping several times a year and met President Putin in a city not far away from the DPRK drew special attention of the international society.
The world media organs called his activities with China and Russia as “diplomacy attaching more importance to contents than to form” and “pragmatic diplomacy.”
What is clear is that the mode of his diplomatic activities proved quite effective in deepening friendship between the heads of state, further developing bilateral relations and achieving substantial results.
-World-Shaking Diplomacy Towards the United States
Kim Jong Un presented his image in front of the world as an innovative and flexible state leader with positive diplomacy towards the United States.
As everybody knows, the relationship between the DPRK and the United States has been most hostile on this planet over the past 70 years.
Regarding the DPRK as a thorn in its flesh, the United States has resorted to every conceivable means and method to suffocate the country, which is invariably following the road of independence and socialism.
The DPRK’s response to it has been something beyond imagination. As the United States resorted to nuclear threats, it has possessed the capability with which to make an annihilatory retaliation against the US mainland.
The bilateral relations, which were growing more aggravated, were a source of the gravest threat not only to the situation on the Korean peninsula but global peace and security, arousing a growing concern among the international community.
Around this time, Kim Jong Un arranged summit meetings with the United States several times with courageous and proactive proposals, striking the world with wonder.
The world media reported that the first DPRK-US summit meeting in Singapore on June 12, 2018 was recorded in history as a “handshake of the century,” a “short but great handshake,” which brought down the barriers of the cold war lasting for about 70 years and whose meaning had surpassed that of the “Beijing handshake” between Mao Zedong and Nixon in 1972 and of the “Reykjavik handshake” between Gorbachev and Reagan in 1986. The world commented the first-ever DPRK-US summit meeting as a “super-realistic and historic event,” “convulsions of nature,” “world-shaking event” and “a meeting to be dealt with in the history books and world history textbooks.”
The three rounds of subsequent DPRK-US summit showed the world that the conflict and dispute between the two most hostile countries in the world could be fully resolved by the diplomatic, ie, peaceful methods, not by military methods.
-For Unity and Cooperation with Other Countries
It is a consistent stand of the DPRK to develop, under the ideals of independence, peace and friendship, cooperative relations with all the countries which are friendly towards it and strive for global independence on the basis of the principle of equality and mutual benefit.
In his report to the Eighth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea on the work of the Party Central Committee, Kim Jong Un clarified the external policy of the WPK for consolidating friendship and unity with all the countries which respect the sovereignty of his country and for achieving genuine international justice.
He vigorously worked to strengthen unity and solidarity with socialist countries which shared the ideals of his country.
He conducted energetic external activities–raising unity and cooperation with socialist China, a neighbouring country, onto the highest level possible, receiving the Cuban leader who visited his country with warm feelings of comradeship and paying an official goodwill visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Thus he created a good atmosphere for socialist countries, to strengthen solidarity, supporting and teaming up with each other.
In addition, he ensured that his country developed relations of friendship and cooperation with all countries that are friendly to it.
Thanks to his energetic external activities, the external prestige of the DPRK has increased remarkably.
Special Residential District in Pyongyang
A residential district of terraced apartment houses for 800 households is under construction on a bank of the Pothong River in Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Observers and analysts are paying attention to the meaning of the construction of this residential district.
This project is not included in the construction of 10 000 flats in Pyongyang now under in full swing as well.
It looks like a special colony of villas.
It should be an eye-opener for those who are looking for special news about the changes in the DPRK.
The site of the apartment houses is a hillock, an ideal place in Pyongyang.
The natural scenery and surrounding environment would attract anyone who is engaged in real estate development.
Completion of this project would record another chapter of change in the history of the development of urban construction in Pyongyang.
Modern terraced apartment houses resembling those in the well-known cities of Switzerland and Italy will be set up in Pyongyang, too.
Pyongyang, recognized to have achieved a very high standard of architectural development by building modern streets including Mirae Scientists Street and Ryomyong Street, is planning to create another prototype of an environment-friendly and practical residential district by implementing this project.
It is interesting to note that Pyongyang is paying special attention to the detailed elements of urban and environment management in the course of this project.
An artist’s impression of the colony shows that the apartment houses and nature will be combined and the living and ecological spaces distributed in a scientific way so as to ensure an organic combination of work, relaxation, traffic and others.
It also shows that the multi- and low-storey buildings on the hillock are going to be built to preserve the original ecological environment and sustain the specific features of different styles and profile elements.
Blue glass like that of the apartment houses in Mirae Scientists Street will be plastered on the exterior walls for the prevention and absorbing of sunshine in summer and in winter, respectively.
Also noteworthy is the fact that quality finishing materials are going to be used to decorate the exterior walls under the difficult conditions caused by the sanctions by the hostile forces and world health crisis.
The point is for whom this residential district resembling a colony of villas is being built.
It is indeed a special district, and who are going to live there?
Pyongyang has already made it clear that labour innovators and persons of meritorious service in all sectors, scientists, educators and writers would live in the terraced houses.
This fact would be something admirable for the international community.
What would be unbelievable is the fact the houses would be provided to them free of charge.
It has become institutionalized in the DPRK to supply houses to the people free of charge even though these houses were built at large state expense.endNewsMessage1